Dr. Don Benning, assistant superintendent with the Omaha Public Schools in Omaha, Nebraska, talks about the need for drug education to be given a prominent position in the lesson plans at every school. Excerpted from the video series Schools That Work: The Research Advantage, videoconference #6, Preparing Students for Drug-Free Lifestyles (North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1992).
"It's been a long education process to explain to the general public that it's very important that drug education is an integral part of the educational process and that we need to not only make room for it into our curriculum, but to make sure that it's integrated and flowed smoothly with all other subject matter areas."
This Critical Issue was researched and written by Mary Kleusch, Education Consultant, Student Services, Prevention and Wellness Team, State of Wisconsin, Department of Public Instruction, in conjunction with Ann Freel, Program Assistant, Center for School and Community Development, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory.
Date posted: 1996